- In Chapter 7, I discuss the ways in which so-called possible worlds have been invoked to interpret modal2 statements and raise some questions concerning the ontological status of possible worlds and their inhabitants.
- I also discuss the so-called problem of transworld identity and examine some arguments for and against the doctrine of actualism, that is, the view that only actual entities, not merely possible ones, exist.
- The language of possible worlds – 115
- Modal logics3 and their interpretation – 116
- Accessibility relations and essentialist theses – 119
- How should we understand talk of possible worlds? – 120
- A deflationary view – 121
- Transworld identity again – 123
- Another deflationary view – 124
- Modal4 fictionalism5 – 126
- Realist theories of possible worlds – 128
- Robust realism and the indexical conception of actuality – 129
- Moderate realism and actualism versus possibilism – 131
Footnote 1: Taken from "Lowe (E.J.) - Introduction: The Nature of Metaphysics".
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